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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...
Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
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Fascinating Learning Experience

This museum is a living history of the beginning of life on earth up to the present time. One cannot see the entire fascinating displays in one day, so plan on coming back if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Amarillo, TX
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is a living history of the beginning of life on earth up to the present time. One cannot see the entire fascinating displays in one day, so plan on coming back if you enjoy learning experiences.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a thoughtful combination of dinosaurs )great for kids) and excellent traveling exhibits. The IMAX shows top rated examples of shows about the natural world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to this museum I find there are new and interesting exhibits. My husband and I really enjoyed the Dyna theatre show "Walking With The Dinosaurs" in 3D. It was a much higher quality 3D than in the movie theatres and this was an excellent BBC production. For a relatively small city, this is a wonderful museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This museum is extraordinarily well-done. Follow the map and take it in order through time periods. We stopped in the middle of our visit for a movie in the Planetarium (good, too) and resumed where we left off for a full experience. This was our favorite of the three museums we visited (others were Nuclear and Albuquerque Museums). Although the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is an enlightening temporary exhibit for this museum. Birds of Paradise exhibit exotic mating dances and have incredible plumage. You'll learn about the science of ornithology and the lengths scientist will go to document exotic species in impenetrable locations. Watch the video.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My 9 year old son loved the museum and I was not bored out of my mind. It was a win! We went first thing on a Saturday and were happily free of crowds. It's a must go if you have a dinosaur loving kid or anyone interested in natural history.

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great museum, and our visit enhanced by exhibit on loan from Brooklyn Museum. Called "Killer Heels," with great examples of high-heeled shoes from many countries across the centuries.

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to ABQ because our dino-loving son needed to see this museum. It was totally worth the trip. We were very impressed by the museum and stayed the entire day. The exhibits were great. So many different things to look at that all 3 of my children stayed interested all day. Highly, highly recommend. The part that most impressed... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

we spent about three hours in this museum. Its a wonderful place to be educated on the history of New Mexico. their exhibits are very well done, they have an incredible time line gigantic poster and we also bought a poster size for our house highly recommend it and its a great value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is very good for children and adults alike. The imax show of the oceans was a hit. This museum is for the history of New Mexico and very well presented. Did not go into the planetarium but expect it is also up to the standards of the rest of the museum. Very good.

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Additional Information about New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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